Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

The Regional Services Division is made up of seven sections located in communities across Central Washington and Western Washington outside the Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia corridor.  The division provides legal services to a variety of state agencies and institutions of higher education in the counties surrounding each of the seven locations.  By sharing information and strategies across the division, the employees in Regional Services are able to provide excellent legal services through the efforts of employees who live in and play an active part in the communities they serve. 

Office Locations
Bellingham Everett Kennewick Port Angeles  Vancouver Wenatchee Yakima

Bellingham Office

Overview:
The Bellingham office is comprised of 10 attorneys and nine professional staff.  The office represents:

  • Department of Social and Health Services in juvenile dependency litigation in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan counties, as well as licensing of facilities such as for Foster Care providers.
  • Department of Early Learning in child care licensing matters.
  • The Department of Labor and Industries in Workers Compensation matters.
  • The Department of Employment Security in unemployment compensation appeals.
  • The Department of Licensing in driver’s license revocation and suspension matters.
  • Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College, Skagit Valley College, and Educational Service District 189.

Legal Services Provided: 
The office provides representation to its clients through both litigation and client advice.  Litigation includes hearings and trials in juvenile court and superior court, administrative hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act, and in federal court.  Client advice is provided to clients on a broad range of subjects, particularly in the representation of education clients.  Attorneys are also responsible for handling cases appealed to the Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court.

This office's Consumer Resource Center (CRC) combined with the other Regional CRCs, handle an average of 55,000 calls, greet nearly 1,500 walk-in consumers and process 25,000 written consumer complaints. As a result of the informal mediation of the 25,000 written consumer complaints, the CRCs help return more than $6 million to the consumers of the state each year.

Location Information:
The Bellingham office is located in downtown Bellingham, an area undergoing significant revitalization.  Employees of the Bellingham Office are active in the community, and are visible members of both the Whatcom and Skagit County Bar Associations.  Bellingham is located on the Puget Sound, close to both the San Juan Islands and the Cascade mountain range.

Contact:
103 East Holly Street, Suite 310
Bellingham, WA 98225-4310
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Everett Office

Overview:  
The Everett office is comprised of 13 attorneys and 13 professional staff.  The office represents:

  • Department of Social and Health Services in juvenile dependency litigation and foster care licensing matters in Snohomish and Island counties
  • Department of Social and Health Services in adult protective services guardianship matters and adult family and boarding home licensing matters in Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, and San Juan counties.
  • Department of Early Learning in child care licensing matters.
  • The Department of Labor and Industries in Workers Compensation matters.
  • Everett Community College and Edmonds Community College.

Legal Services Provided: 
The office provides representation to our clients through both litigation and client advice.  Litigation includes hearings and trials in juvenile court and superior court, and administrative hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act.  Client advice is provided to clients on a broad range of subjects, particularly in the representation of education clients.  Attorneys are also responsible for handling cases appealed to the Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court.

Location Information: 
The Everett office is located near downtown Everett and the Snohomish County Courthouse.  Everett is a city of 100,000 situated on beautiful Puget Sound. The city has a revitalized downtown core, waterfront activities, historic neighborhoods, and is home to three professional sports teams, a symphony, community and professional theaters, community radio, and a top notch library system.  A commuter train links it to nearby Seattle.  Outdoor activities abound at nearby mountains, lakes and the Puget Sound.

Contact:
3501 Colby Avenue, Suite 200
Everett, WA 98201
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Kennewick Office

Overview: 
The Kennewick office is comprised of seven attorneys and nine professional staff.  The office represents:

  • Department of Social and Health Services in juvenile dependency litigation in Benton, Franklin, and Columbia counties, as well as licensing of facilities such as Foster Care providers, Adult Family Homes and Boarding Homes.
  • Department of Early Learning in child care licensing matters.
  • The Department of Labor and Industries in Workers Compensation matters.
  • The Department of Employment Security in unemployment compensation appeals.
  • The Department of Licensing in driver’s license revocation and suspension matters.
  • Columbia Basin College, Walla Walla Community College and Educational Service District 123.

Legal Services Provided: 
The office provides representation to its clients through both litigation and client advice.  Litigation includes hearings and trials in juvenile court and superior court, administrative hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act, and in federal court.  Client advice is provided to clients on a broad range of subjects, particularly in the representation of education clients.  Attorneys are also responsible for handling cases appealed to the Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court.

The Consumer Protection Division has one employee in the Kennewick office who is engaged full-time in consumer outreach and education, including Latino services, to help consumers avoid becoming the victims of consumer fraud and to help agencies, non-profits and business organizations avoid becoming targets of the division.

Location Information: 
The Kennewick office is located in central Kennewick, one of the three Tri-Cities which includes Richland and Pasco.  The Tri-Cities, with surrounding smaller communities of West Richland, Burbank and others, has a population of over 150,000 and is located on the Columbia River where the Yakima River and the Snake River flow into the Columbia.  The Tri-Cities has three professional sports teams and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation with its long summer season and mild winters.  Recreational activities can be found on the rivers, in the desert or in the mountains which are approximately an hour away east or west of the Tri-Cities. 

Contact:
8127 W Klamath Court, Building 6, Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336
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Port Angeles Office

Overview: 
The Port Angeles office is comprised of three attorneys and three professional staff.  The office represents:

  • Department of Social and Health Services in juvenile dependency litigation in Clallam and Jefferson counties, as well as licensing of facilities such as Foster Care providers, Adult Family Homes and Boarding Homes.
  • Department of Early Learning in child care licensing matters.
  • The Department of Labor and Industries in Workers Compensation matters.
  • The Department of Employment Security in unemployment compensation appeals.
  • The Department of Licensing in driver’s license revocation and suspension matters.
  • Peninsula College.

Legal Services Provided: 
The office provides representation to its clients through both litigation and client advice.  Litigation includes hearings and trials in juvenile court and superior court, and administrative hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act.  Client advice is provided to clients on a broad range of subjects.  Attorneys are also responsible for handling cases appealed to the Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court.

Location Information: 
Port Angeles, located on the North Olympic Peninsula, approximately 80 miles west of Seattle, is the gateway to Olympic National Park, Victoria, BC, and the Pacific Coast. The Olympic Peninsula offers a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities, including backpacking, fresh and saltwater fishing, camping and kayaking.

Contact:
115 East Railroad, Suite 306
Port Angeles, WA 98362
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Vancouver Office

Overview: 
The Vancouver office is comprised of 10 attorneys and nine professional staff.  The office represents:

  • Department of Social and Health Services in juvenile dependency litigation in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties, as well as licensing of facilities such as Foster Care providers, Adult Family Homes and Boarding Homes.
  • Department of Early Learning in child care licensing matters.
  • The Department of Labor and Industries in Workers Compensation matters.
  • The Department of Employment Security in unemployment compensation appeals.
  • The Department of Licensing in driver’s license revocation and suspension matters.
  • Lower Columbia College, Clark College and Educational Service District 112.
  • The Washington State Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss, and Washington State School for the Blind.

Legal Services Provided: 
The office provides representation to our clients through both litigation and client advice.  Litigation includes hearings and trials in juvenile court and superior court and administrative hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act.  Client advice is provided to clients on a broad range of subjects, particularly in the representation of education clients.  Attorneys are also responsible for handling cases appealed to the Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court.

This office's Consumer Resource Center (CRC) combined with the other Regional CRCs, handle an average of 55,000 calls, greet nearly 1,500 walk-in consumers and process 25,000 written consumer complaints. As a result of the informal mediation of the 25,000 written consumer complaints, the CRCs help return more than $6 million to the consumers of the state each year.

Location Information: 
The Vancouver office is located in the revitalized downtown Vancouver neighborhood.  The 20 staff members provide a medium boutique law firm feel within the larger division and office.  Vancouver attorneys are provided an opportunity to carry a diverse workload in a geographic location that is close to fresh and salt water recreation, mountains, all in a culturally vital metropolitan area.

Contact:
1220 Main Street, Suite 510
Vancouver, WA 98660
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Wenatchee Office

Overview:
The Wenatchee office is comprised of five attorneys and four professional staff.  The office represents:

  • Department of Social and Health Services in juvenile dependency litigation and adult protective services guardianships in Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and Grant counties, as well as licensing of facilities such as Foster Care providers, Adult Family Homes and Boarding Homes.
  • Department of Early Learning in child care licensing matters.
  • The Department of Labor and Industries in Workers Compensation matters.
  • The Department of Employment Security in unemployment compensation appeals.
  • The Department of Licensing in driver’s license revocation and suspension matters.
  • Wenatchee Valley College and Educational Service District 171.

Legal Services Provided: 
The office provides representation to its clients through both litigation and client advice.  Litigation includes hearings and trials in juvenile court and superior court and administrative hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act.  Client advice is provided to clients on a broad range of subjects.  Attorneys are also responsible for handling cases appealed to the Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court.

Location Information:
Wenatchee is located at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers in central Washington, with the opportunity for outdoor activities too numerous to list.  The Wenatchee office offers extensive litigation experience in a variety of settings and counties in a small, team-oriented office.

Contact:
18 South Mission Street, Suite 300
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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Yakima Office

Overview:
The Yakima office is comprised of eight attorneys and seven professional staff.  The office represents:

  • Department of Social and Health Services in juvenile dependency litigation in Yakima and Klickitat counties, as well as licensing of facilities such as Foster Care providers, Adult Family Homes and Boarding Homes in Yakima, Klickitat and Kittitas counties.
  • Department of Early Learning in child care licensing matters in Yakima, Klickitat and Kittitas counties.
  • The Department of Labor and Industries in Workers Compensation matters in Yakima, Klickitat and Kittitas counties .
  • The Department of Employment Security in unemployment compensation appeals in Yakima, Klickitat and Kittitas counties.
  • The Department of Licensing in driver’s license revocation and suspension matters in Yakima, Klickitat and Kittitas counties.
  • Yakima Valley Community College.

Legal Services Provided: 
The office provides representation to its clients through both litigation and client advice.  Litigation includes hearings and trials in juvenile court and superior court and administrative hearings under the Administrative Procedures Act.  Client advice is provided to clients on a broad range of subjects, particularly in the representation of education clients.  Attorneys are also responsible for handling cases appealed to the Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court.

Location Information:
The City of Yakima is located in south central Washington state, in an area of rich volcanic soil.  The City of Yakima has a population of 81,470 and is centrally located 145 miles southeast of Seattle; 201 miles southwest of Spokane; and 185 miles northeast of Portland.  Each year thousands of tourists come to the Yakima Valley for the sunshine, scenery, recreation, and abundance of Washington attractions.  The Yakima Valley's culture and heritage ranges from the military crispness of restored Fort Simcoe, the proud history reflected by the Yakama Nation, to the "historic" Teapot Dome and an abundance of specialized museums featuring aspects of this region's past.  The Yakima Valley is home to over 40 wineries. Yakima has the advantage of having four individual and distinct seasons (summers are dry and hot, winters are cool with light snowfall, and the average rainfall per year is only 7.98 inches), which allow residents to have an array of things to see and do, such as hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, river rafting, camping, fishing, hunting, tennis, and golf.

Contact:
1433 Lakeside Ct #102
Yakima, WA 98902-7354
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